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How many times a day do you take zostar? Is it in liquid

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How many times a day do you take zostar? Is it in liquid form?
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Customer: My mom was just diagnosed with shingles and was given a prescription for zostar. She is to take it 2 times a day, but my niece who is a doctor said it should be given 3 times a day. My mom has trouble swallowing and needs a liquid medication. We tried crushing zostar, but the plastic coating doesn't crush fine enough to swallow.
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Customer: My mom is 93. She has shingles along the right jaw line. Pain in that area and tingling needle like feeling in the lips and tongue.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

There can be different medicines and brand for treatment of shingles.

Dose varies for different medicines.

Can you write the generic and brand name with milligram of the medicine?